Saturday, March 24, 2018

Winnie & Walter: For the Love of Paper (Giveaway)

Hello!  It is Lisa here again with my 4th post this month, and this week I'm focusing on something we all love... Paper.  I'm titling this weeks theme: For the Love of Paper, and I'm going to show some fun ways to use up your paper especially patterned paper.  Let's get started.

For my first project I'm using a scrap from a previous project last week (think rainbow heart) along with lots of diecutting the word You from the Dotty About You with Lydia Evans Cutaways...


I love the clean and simple look of this card and how just the one you is pops with color.  Now I know that the patterned paper I used on the "you" doesn't exactly match the rainbow heart scrap, but somehow it works.  By grounding the diecut panel with a thin border of navy blue cardstock, I find the colors quite complimentary.  Of course a few flat back gems didn't hurt as a final touch, hehehe!


This next project was actually something I've wanted to try for years, and just never think to try it.  I once saw a beautiful card in a magazine created by Miriam Prantner that showed heat embossing an image onto patterned paper with clear embossing powder.  Once it had set the paper was then covered with ink, and thanks to the resisting properties of embossing the patterned paper only peeks through the clear embossed images.  This technique was perfect to use with the Scenery: Seeing Hearts Stamp Set...


Tip: Once the ink is applied buff the embossed areas with a microfiber cloth to help the pattern underneath show through.  I finished this card off with a few more strips of patterned paper, using a border die from the Georgette Border Cutaways on the pink strip.  I also used the In A Phrase: Hugs & Kisses with Angelica Suarez Cutaways for a sentiment and hearts from the Essentials: Audrey Cutaways as embellishments.


My third card includes the technique Paper Piecing.  This was one of the first technique I really played with when I first started card making, and while I don't use it as often anymore I still love the look of it on my projects. (I might have to add it back to my arsenal soon)



I was inspired by the tennis ball image in the Dog-gone Cute with Evelin T Designs set, so I decided to re-create a larger tennis ball as my cardbase.  I then stamped the St. Bernard onto a brownish patterned paper and a white.  I cut out the parts I wanted to be white and adhered them to the brown image before fussy cutting the whole thing.  I did the same thing with the bowl and tennis ball, but with different colored paper.  Since I felt the image looked a little flat I added some shading with my Spectrum Noir Markers.


Finally, for my fourth card I decided to use lots of scrap patterned paper that I keep in a bag.  I really try to keep as many scraps as I can for future use, but sometimes my scrap pile can become a bit overwhelming in itself.  This project is a great scrap buster, and it looks so bright and cheerful with all of the different colors.


The Dotty About You with Lydia Evans Cutaways has some great funky circle cuts in various sizes so I used them all to create my own patterned frame.  I then adhered a few coordinating flat circle sequins for extra shine.  For the center of the card I chose a sentiment from the In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posie with Lydia Evans Stamp Set.  The script on the word beautiful, is so pretty and well beautiful!  I also like that you can mix and match your sentiment from this set with the various options provided.


And there you have it Winnie & Walter fans, a slew of fun ways to use Patterned Paper.  From diecutting, to embossing, and paper piecing we've covered just a few techniques that paper lovers everywhere can rejoice while creating.  I hope I've given you some inspiration to dust off an old love, or try something new either way I encourage you to get your craft on!  And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a $30 gc to the Winnie & Walter Store! Plus you can earn a bonus entry by liking and commenting any of my coordinating Instagram posts!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

26 comments:

Greta said...

Such creative uses of paper, Lisa! The last card actually looks like colorful Easter eggs to me--love it! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration this month!

Denise Bryant said...

Great ideas! Love the patterned paper ideas since I have lots of that! The Easter egg one is a favorite!

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards Lisa! Love that first one with the white background and that great pop of color especially!

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are so pretty - love all the wonderful designs and ideas:)

ionabunny said...

Love the colourful you and the tennis ball and the gorgeous scraps border. All beautiful cards. Hugz

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous cards, Lisa. And lots of fun
techniques. I really love the shaped,
paper pieced dog card! How fun. I have
only paper pieced a couple times and I
should do it alot more since I am not one
to color much.

Sue D said...

Cute, pretty and fun variety of cards. The tennis ball is perfect for the dog card.
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Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a fantastic set of cards but the first one has my heart !! The super clean white background along with the gorgeous rainbow heart and sentiment : so clever !! It was a great month with you ! Congratulations !
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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love what you did here, very detailed and so pretty!

pcm said...

these are awesome ideas! love!

Jean said...

Such creative cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

Karenladd said...

These are all so creative and fun but that first card, with the die cut rainbow heart is a real favorite. Love how you placed it off the card edge!

SHartl said...

Oh, I do love all your cards Lisa. That one with the paper circles made me think of Easter eggs and that puppy is the cutest ever!

Rachel Vass said...

Really lovely selection of cards but I especially love the clean and simple look of the first one with the pop of rainbow colour.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful cards...i really like the first with the rainbow accenting the heart and one YOU word.

Trina P. said...

All great ideas for using pattern paper. My favourite from your list is the emboss resist technique. I haven’t done that in ages, probably because I rarely ever use pattern paper.

Anushree Vaish said...

Wonderful cards dear...I must say all your cards are so cheerful and full of spring...love!!

BethW said...

The tennis ball puppy is absolutely adorable. I love you color the puppers-have to try and see if I can do it!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Cuteness overload!!! Love your adorable colouring!!!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love your doggie tennis ball card - so adorable!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful set of the cards Lisa...love the first one so much with pop up of colours..

laury55 said...

great projects, love the first one with the alphabet white letters on the background

Dee Earnshaw said...

super projects - so many wonderful ideas to try out now:)

F. Andre said...

I'm a lover of patterned paper and I've enjoyed your gorgeous showcase of cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Tina Z. said...

amazing card, I love the big heart!

Janis said...

These are all so pretty!! I love the frame made with the different pieces of patterned paper and also the emboss resist. Lovely!!
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